Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Iris Sinilong
Do you fancy the idea of sunny skies, pristine white sand beaches, delectable gastronomy and limitless fun? Then opting for an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation package may be what you need! Just imagine waking up to the gorgeous sight of the tropics all while enjoying a refreshing beverage, indulging in revitalizing spa treatments, and treating yourself to an action-packed water adventure. Whether you are planning on travelling solo, as a couple, with family or with friends, we have a vacation package perfect for you! But before you start packing up your swim suit, suntan lotion, and camera, read through our list of helpful tips to help you find the best all-inclusive Caribbean vacation package!
1. Begin by asking yourself the 4 very important W’s: Where, what, who, and when?
Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Who do you wish to go with? And when do you want to go? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before booking an all-inclusive package. Also look into what months fall under the hurricane season for your desired destination so you benefit from a more enjoyable travel experience.
2. Read reviews and use expert advice
The best way to know if a resort is suitable for you is by filtering reviews according to traveller types. Thinking about travelling alone? You should consider reading reviews made by solo travelers. A great place to start is Trip Advisor. But you may also want to consider giving our expert agents a call! Specialized travel agents can provide a better overall experience and effectively guide you through the planning process.
3. Take advantage of your all-inclusive plan
Read the programme provided when you get to your resort. Many people miss out on free activities because they don’t read the brochures. A lot of resorts offer live shows, cooking classes, kids’ programs, and even non-motorized watersports for guests to enjoy! So take advantage of them, since they are most likely included in your all-inclusive package. Not sure what is included and what isn’t? You can always ask the hotel staff during your vacation or ask your travel agent prior the trip.
4. Understand the meaning of “all-inclusive meals”
At some resorts, all-inclusive meals refer just to the buffets and maybe one or two a la carte meals at their onsite restaurants. Others may only serve you all-inclusive drinks up to a certain time at night. Ask questions before you go to be safe.
5. Know the tipping policy
Unknown to many, some resorts have a no-tipping policy while others are very tip-driven. If tips are accepted, budget $100 for a weeklong stay and spread it out among bartenders, cleaning staff, bellhops, and the concierge.
6. Book early
While all-inclusive resorts typically have some decent last-minute sales during less popular travel seasons, the airfare is often so expensive that it cancels out the benefits. Book in advance and enjoy early booking discounts and resort credits.
Once you are ready to explore the marvels of the Caribbean, don’t hesitate to give our expert agents a call at 1-800-665-4981. They will be more than happy to help!